AIMPLB, Muslim outfits oppose questionnaire on civil code

The Board said that there are "flaws" in the personal laws governing Muslims and they are being addressed from time-to-time.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 2:37 pm

 

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The All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board and various other outfits on Thursday opposed the Law Commission’s questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code and announced their boycott of the move, accusing the government of waging a “war” against the community. Addressing a press conference here, they contended that Uniform Civil Code (UCC), if implemented, will paint all people in “one colour” which will threaten the country’s pluralism and diversity.

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Trashing government’s stand on the issue of triple talaq, the outfits instead claimed the community has reported lesser number of divorce cases vis-à-vis other communities, especially the Hindu community which, they said, has reported higher divorce ratio according to Census 2011.

AIMPLB general secretary Wali Rehmani, Jamiat-Ulema -e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madani and representatives of other bodies said all the Muslim sects and its women were “one” on these issues.

They said the outfits will launch a campaign to create awareness amongst Muslims from Friday, beginning with a gathering in Lucknow.

The Board said that there are “flaws” in the personal laws governing Muslims and they are being addressed from time-to-time.

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They said the country is facing problems on various fronts including the LoC and issues like killings elsewhere.

“This is all destructive. The government should try to fix this and ensure peace than seeking views on issues like UCC,” Madani said.

Contrary to the Commission’s claim that the step is an “endeavour” to address discrimination against vulnerable groups and harmonise the various cultural practices, Rehmani said when implemented the UCC will bring to an end country’s pluralism and paint all in “one colour” and end diversity and pluralism.

“People of different cultures stay in this country. If the UCC is implemented, attempts will be made to paint all in one colour, which is not in the interest of the country.

“Also, we don’t want the practice of triple talaq to be abolished. There are more divorces in other communities. Rather the highest rate, which is double that of Muslims, is among Hindus,” he claimed.

When pointed that some Muslim community members have raised the issue of triple talaq, Rehmani curtly said that “they have all the right to do so in a democracy”.

Madani termed as a “trap” the Commission’s claim that the move is an attempt to address discrimination.

“The government is trying to divert attention of people from its failure. We hope it withdraws the move. If it doesn’t, we will decide on our future course of action. At present, we are trying to create awareness among Muslims inm the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, women members of the Board stressed that contrary to perception, the personal law balances rights of Muslim women and men “very well” and that there is no need for reforms in it.

“There is no need for any reform in the law. Triple talaq is not an issue and the government’s move to impose UCC intends to snatch our religious freedom guaranteed in the Indian Constitution. That’s the reason we are fighting for our rights,” Aasma Zehra, a Board member, said.

Making perhaps the first such move, the Law Commission had on October 7 sought feedback from public on whether the practice of triple talaq be abolished and whether a uniform civil code should be optional.

 

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    Knrao
    Oct 13, 2016 at 11:31 am
    Why these Maulanas are silent on the issue of Kashmir?Why do not they show the same concern to Kashmir problem?Maulanas who are raising hue and cry over religious issues are silent about Kashmir. They do not want national integrity.For them Islam is superior to nation.If they are really patriotic they should lead a delegation to convince Kashmir separatists.Muslim league threatened congress and divided India.Muslims in India have no right to ask for any rights because all Muslims demanded stan saying that they could not live under Hindus.so the British divided India as Hindu India and Muslim stan.Hindus gave 30% land to 10% Muslims fact all Muslims should have been sent to stan.Ambedkar told that all Muslims should be sent to stan.But hi and Nehru did not listen.
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      Am ahmed
      Oct 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm
      Muslim personal law. Is 100% right
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        Ajay Singh
        Oct 13, 2016 at 11:32 am
        India is a Secular State and there has to be law to protect its secular state. Which implies that for growth of India and Betterment of Indian the Uniform Civil court is most.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Those who are opposing are fearsome and feel they would be isolated. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Under privileged people has been exploited till now and no further exploitation be allowed.
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          Bhagavath B S
          Oct 13, 2016 at 11:12 am
          take over by govt, all AIMPLB, And give to poor .
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            Bhagavath B S
            Oct 13, 2016 at 11:13 am
            they thing they canot marry four girls,
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              Rakesh Pandit
              Oct 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm
              Ahmed, muslim law says give 50 lashes punishment for small ctime, chop off hand for theft, stone till death for adultery, muslims cannot earn interest from banks, cannot get their photographs, etc. This is part of your 100%? Eh?
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                Rakesh Pandit
                Oct 13, 2016 at 3:53 pm
                Will these muslim leaders accept Sharia in totality? Including stoning to death for adultery, 50 lashes for smaller crimes, chopping off hands for theft, etc etc along with all benefits? These chaps want harsher rules for muslim women through sharia and softer rules for themselves and also for criminals. Govt has to expise this double standards of muslim leaders. This is the reason why majority Indians dont trust muslims in our country.
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                  suhas
                  Oct 13, 2016 at 11:03 am
                  Indian Muslims want Allah's Islam not Maulvis Islam. All India Muslim Personal Law Board has been terrorising the layman with its diktats all these years. Triple Talaq has been banned in 21 Muslim countries even in the country of origin of Islam but AIMPLB wants to behave like a dictator. Government should sideline AIMPLB and go ahead with Uniform Civil Code let the AIMPLB leave the country go elsewhere to pitch its tent
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                    Dr. Pramod
                    Oct 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm
                    Divorce by pronouncing talaq thrice at one go is prohibited in several Islamic nations, including Turkey, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, stan and Bangladesh, the book compiled by NCW member Nafisa Hussain says.lt;br/gt;Maula, which religion are you talking about? Freedon of religion that India has GUARANTEED? What is that thing which you give back to this country? Do you live in this country because Tripple Talaq is guaranteed by our country to you? Can you go to stan and follow your religion for this reason? lt;br/gt;Fine that Hindus have many more divorces than Muslims, but not so inhumanly the divorces are made. lt;br/gt;No religion can become larger than a nation!
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                      Syed
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 9:06 am
                      No one teach one be in peace
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                        harun
                        Oct 13, 2016 at 1:44 pm
                        All these Jokers (Personal Law Board) must ask there own ,who brought this day.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is a case filed by the Poor lady who was dumped by using Talaq word thrice.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The reason given for Polygamy and Talaq by the clergy are hilarious to say the least.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Anyway all apart,I ask all Muslims who think its a prestige to be holding a American Pport.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Do you have Sharia in the USA,No.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If thats the case,why should you have it in India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Anyway the Guy who spoke against CCC must desist from making Political statements.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Whatever,today Modi is a Champion and deserves the credit for showing stan its place
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                          L bhadrapati Devi
                          Oct 13, 2016 at 11:10 am
                          AIMPLB wants to hijack the cause of Muslim development. Government should sideline AIMPLB and go ahead with Uniform Civil Code. These people are the sources of all problem of sectarian feud and origin of Islamic terrorism. Let younger generation Muslim follow modern secular and democratic lives.
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                            L bhadrapati Devi
                            Oct 13, 2016 at 10:52 am
                            Why you don't support Uniform Civil law? Do you think such arrangement will not give any room for your involvement? In the eye of law, all citizen should be equal.
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                              L Srikanthan
                              Oct 13, 2016 at 11:21 am
                              AIMPLB should be reply to the questionnaire than questioning
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                                Manohar Sharma
                                Oct 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm
                                The Muslim men want to keep their women as slaves.
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                                  manoj kumar
                                  Oct 13, 2016 at 11:58 am
                                  The personal law is applicable to Muslims only what about Christian where biogamy or polygomy is allowed as per the Canon Law, however if a christian marries second time, he is tied under Indian Law and put behind bars and same is the case with Sikhs, Budhists and hindus, One country one Law, no discrimination.
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                                    H chandr
                                    Oct 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm
                                    Muslim women needs but their voice suppressed. All men and women are equal in this century where is the question of male dominance.If we look some Muslim countries females has no voice but only to grow their generation. It is good time has come to have uniform code to follow irrespective of religions judiciously.
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                                      M
                                      Oct 14, 2016 at 9:55 am
                                      Those who wants to live in fanatic idea of Islam which mentions to kill the non believers of Islam, may leave the democratic Republic of India to the split away region which is the Porkistan. India needs peace with its own culture and not
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                                        mk
                                        Oct 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm
                                        Religion was born in a desert area during troubled times; customs and traditions should not be merged with religion; whether it is hinduism or any religion; the orthodox and power hungry mullahs will not allow things to change the way Brahmins did during the later vedic period. Only Enlighened souls like Buddha and Raja Ram mohan roy can bring about such changes. Pray Prophet to give wisdom to Indian Mullahs and the ladies should have a say
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                                          muralidhar
                                          Oct 13, 2016 at 11:55 am
                                          Though India adapted secular state and stian as islam state muslims were given stan and choice to go , hence India remains secular and process of UCI is a must,who ever opposes should think it is the privilege to be in India.
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                                            muralidhar
                                            Oct 13, 2016 at 11:59 am
                                            the question of national integrity cannot be comprised there is no ground to some one to talk regarding it is their privilege they are there always gates of waga are open
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